RE: [stella] VideoGame-WIZ introduction

Subject: RE: [stella] VideoGame-WIZ introduction
From: Adam Wozniak <adam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 07:41:14 -0800 (PST)
On Tue, 24 Dec 2002, Ronen Habot wrote:
> > >- For the next five days, at a random time, we will post a message 
> > >with the subject: VideoGame-WIZ raffle.
> > >- The first person that replies to this email (back to the mailing 
> > >list) is the winner of that day.
> > >- The winner will receive a complete VideoGame-WIZ development kit - 
> > >free of charge.


Nice thought, and generous, but...

Mail does not propogate instantaneously, nor is order of delivery guaranteed.
The person you see as "first" will not necessarily be the person someone
else sees as "first".  You'll also flood the mailing list with "oooh, am I
first?" responses.  Given that this is a list populated by programmers,
I'm fairly sure someone has already coded a perl script to autorespond to
that subject line.

A more fair thing might be for you to collect email addresses of people
who would like to enter the raffle, then choose a winner at random every day.

Will code for food.


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